NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie Review+Swatches

 NYX' new Macaron Lippies are one of the most exciting new drugstore released in a long time! These uncommonly colored lipsticks are "packed with pigment and has a satin matte finish for long wear resilience." NYX offers twelve shades of their Macaron Lippies, this post features Key Lime. Each of these lipsticks contains 4.5 grams (.16 oz) and sell for $6. NYX is cruelty free (the brand was recently bought out by L'Oreal, but will retain it's cruelty free stance). This product was made in Taiwan.

 NYX Macaron Lippies have disappointing packaging. These colorful lipsticks come in boring black tubes. The product name, NYX logo, and full ingredient list are printed on the tube in white letters. The shade name and number can be found on a label on the bottom of the tube. The twist mechanism is very weak, the lipstick falls right back down into the tube, making application a struggle. Packaging is recyclable.
 Key Lime has a thin but emollient texture. Application is smooth, NYX Macaron Lippies practically melt on to the lips. Despite this, this lipstick clung to dry patches terribly (as you'll see below, I apologise). Key Lime isn't as pigmented as I'd like it to be, it takes two passes to build up opaque color. This Macaron Lippie is slightly moisturizing and comfortable to wear, but not very long lasting. Key Lime rarely manages to last more than an hour. This lipstick fades unevenly, transfers on to other surfaces, and stains my lips. NYX Macaron Lippies have no scent or flavor.
 Key Lime is a bright lime green with a satin finish. Key Lime isn't particularly flattering, but its a super unique shade, to say the least! Unlike some of the Macaron Lippies, I don't think Key Lime will be very good useful for mixing.
There are better lipsticks in NYX' Macaron line. The texture is good, but the color payoff and wear could be better. Key Lime is a super bold lip color - you don't see lime green every day! If you've been looking for a lime lipstick, or just want to stand out in any crowd, NYX Key Lime is an affordable choice, but not the best quality. 

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcrystalline, Isostearyl Isostearate, Octyldodecanol, Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile Minérale, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de Candelilla, Ceresin, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d'Abeille, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHA, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronella, Hexylcinnamaldehyde, Fragrance/Parfum. MAY CONTAIN: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 10 (CI 47005), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)

This product was gifted to me.